MP emotional in Parliament talks

MEMBER for Lockyer, Ian Rickuss, made an emotional speech in State Parliament yesterday expressing his sorrow for the loss of life in the Lockyer Valley last month.

Mr Rickuss implored fellow parliamentarians to consider family members and friends who are suffering because of the tragic events that occurred in the Lockyer Valley region and surrounding areas on Monday, January 10.

Mr Rickuss struggled to contain his emotions as he delivered the speech in Parliament about the floods.

“A lot of the people, so devastatingly affected are hardworking Australians and Queenslanders who weren't prepared for what was about to happen,” Mr Rickuss said.

“Please do not forget us in the Lockyer as we still have a lot to do. Roads, bridges, farms, businesses, machinery, major transport companies and other big employers like Nolans and Lindsay Brothers have a lot less work available.

“My sympathies go out to all Queenslanders who have lost family members and have suffered during this several months of turmoil.”


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